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Amberd Fortress, Byurakan

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Castle Ruin Must See
On a small mound over a confluence of two streams, Amberd Fortress stands as a witness to centuries of turbulent history. A major defensive point for Armenian rulers--standing 2,300 m (7,545 ft) above sea level--the fortress was built in Roman times and expanded on several occasions between 11th and 13th centuries. Archeological excavations discovered the site was previously occupied by a Stone Age settlement and a Bronze Age fortification. See the gates, thick walls, and imposing towers, and explore the remains of a church, chapel, and bathhouse--all of which support the theory that the edifice once served as a summer palace. Put Amberd Fortress into our Byurakan road trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Byurakan.
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  • Amberd fortress is one of the most beautiful places in Armenia that is worth to be visited by the visitors. It is located in Aragatsotn province about 55-60km from the Yerevan.  more »
  • The structure of the fortress is mighty and the site has a truly remarkable charm. Nice to walk around.
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  • A great hilltop fortress in armenia. Good for sunrise photography. Good for all season.
  • Fantastic place with gorgeous ruins high altitude medieval castle and a church. probably the best season to visit is June when the poppies and other flowers are blooming.
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